Grey’s Anatomy creator: If you don’t like ‘gay scenes’, don’t watch my shows
Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes has hit back at a fan who complained about ‘gay scenes’ in her TV shows.
The TV writer – who has created several hit series, including Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How To Get Away With Murder – was responding to a viewer who complained about the content of her shows.
They tweeted: “the gay scenes in scandal and how to get away with murder are too much. There is no point and they add nothing to the plot.”
She responded:”There are no GAY scenes. There are scenes with people in them.
“If you are suddenly discovering that Shondaland shows have scenes involving people who are gay, you are LATE TO THE PARTY.
“If u use the phrase “gay scenes”, u are not only LATE to the party but also NOT INVITED to the party. Bye Felicia. #oneLOVE.”
She added later: “Someone got me all riled up and fighting 4 my friends and their love and the equality of all — I am supposed to be WRITING.
“I love all you Tweeples. Even the ones who still need to grow. And remember that at some point, someone discriminated against you too.”
Rhimes picked up the Golden Gate GLAAD Award in 2012, while Grey’s Anatomy won Best Drama.